A Garden Tea Party Fit for a Princess


A couple of week ago we wondered if Isaac would share his birthday with the new royal baby but as it turned out she had her own agenda and waited until the month of May to make her presence known.

The team at Homebase challenged me to decorate my garden for a Royal Tea Party to celebrate the arrival of the royal Princess and I had great fun choosing items to brighten it up.

Doing up the garden has been on my wish list for some time and we have already got rid of a monster 8ft hedge and a huge rockery since we moved in and replaced all the fence panels.  It is clear that we won’t be able to afford to do everything I want to change in one go, but the plans for this year are to extend the patio area so we have a more usable entertaining / adult space.

So, what decorations did I buy?

Garden Homebase

A royal tea party wouldn’t be complete without food and drink and my baking trays had all seen better days so I replaced those first.  Hubby broke my favourite wine glasses one by one, so I bought some more so we can raise a glass to the new Princess.

My favourite part was choosing the decorations for the garden and I have added bunting and solar lights to the shed and fences. For the patio area I have a brilliant Solar powered Fairy Light jar filled with fairy lights that comes on when it goes dark, along with a stunning Hurricane Lamp which I can use both indoors and out with Citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay.

Best of all we now have a Chimnea which will keep us warm on chilly nights, but I suspect will be used more for toasting marshmallows and making S’mores!

We have been busy planting flowers to make the garden look pretty for the tea party and have made cakes and decorated biscuits ready for our guests.


Disclaimer:  I was sent some vouchers to use at Homebase to decorate my garden for a royal tea party.  Sadly they didn’t arrange the good weather too.  All opinions are my own.

10 thoughts on “A Garden Tea Party Fit for a Princess

  1. Julie says:

    Oh I love a tea party! It sounds like it was fab and love all the decorations too x
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  2. I like the sound of thee chimnea, it would be perfect for the slightly chilly weather in spring when in the garden.

  3. I really want a Chimnea – I’m just starting to get my garden nice (ish) and I really want to spend more time out there this Summer x
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  4. Astrid says:

    Decorating the garden (or balcony in my case) is a great activity. I love those fairy lights.
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  5. Amy Squires says:

    I love the bunting. It’s always a great way to add colour to the garden and is just so pretty!
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  6. Jaime Oliver says:

    we are massive fans of Homebase our local store is fab .. and i am a lover of solar lights 🙂
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  7. Sarah Bailey says:

    What a lovely sounding tea party, nothing quite like having a nice party and home. x
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  8. Ooh this sounds like a lot of fun! Part of the reason we want to move is to be able to do similar things in our garden – at the moment, it is just too small unfortunately 🙁
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  9. Sarah Ebner says:

    I’m all for toasting marshmallows and eating s’mores. That’d make the party from my point of view!
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  10. Jen Walshaw says:

    Oh I need some new solar fairy lights. Mine have finally given up the ghost after 4 years and I left them out constantly!
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